A recent study found that men who eat nuts (any kind – almonds, peanuts, etc.) cut their risk of a heart attack by 46%. And although they are high in calories, your body can’t absorb all of the calories found in nuts (some weird digestive reason).
Tip References: Nut consumption and decreased risk of sudden cardiac death in the Physicians’ Health Study. Albert, C. M., Gaziano, J. M., Willett, W. C., Manson, J. E., Archives of Internal Medicine 2002 Jun 24;162(12):1382-1387.